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Chiara Center was the perfect place for our women's retreat.  It created a deep sense of communion and peace among us. We were truly able to experience our retreat theme
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Chiara Center Events

Chiara Center sponsors opportunities for spiritual enrichment and faith development. Retreats, days of quiet, Food and Faith series, and collaborative programs uplift and enlighten hundreds of guests each year. We invite you to look at the listing to learn more about the possibilities that await your spirit. Please click here for our 2016-2017 brochure.

 

   
 
     
     

      
JANUARY

Ah Day of Quiet
January 16, 2018

Throught the year, we reserve a day for you to come to Chiara Center and reflect on God's goodness in life. Arrive at 9:00 a.m. and leave by 3:00 p.m. refrshed and filled with peace. The day includes a delicous lunch. Massages and appointments with spiritual directors are also available and are requested at the time of registration.

If you unable to attend on these dates, you may arrange your own day of quiet. Please contact us.

Reservations are required. 217-523-0901 or email.

$20 per person.

 

Food & Faith Dinner Series
January 18, 2018 - 6:00 PM

This year's series will be guided by a panel made up of religous leaders from the Jewish, Christian and Muslim faith communities. At each of the four evenings, the panel will delve into the important questions of the day before inviting those at each table, made up of people from each relgious group to enter into a fruitful dialogue. Seeking understandin and buiding up new relationships is goal for this series.

Thursday evenings starting with dinner at 6:00 p.m. You are welcome to attend one or all of the events.The cost is $20 per person or $35 per couple.

Reservations are required. 217-523-0901 or email.

September 7, 2017
November 2, 2017
January 18, 2018
March 15, 2018

     
FEBRUARY

No More Perfect Marriages - Marriage Retreat
Jill & Mark Savage
February 9-10, 2018

Further information will be forthcoming.

Recovery Retreat

February 16-18, 2018  
Coordinated by: David and Janice Kerwin, Ann Collins, Chuck Kerwin, and Archie Ford

Further information will be forthcoming.

 


MARCH

Food & Faith Dinner Series
March 15, 2018 -6:00 PM

This year's series will be guided by a panel made up of religous leaders from the Jewish, Christian and Muslim faith communities. At each of the four evenings, the panel will delve into the important questions of the day before inviting those at each table, made up of people from each relgious group to enter into a fruitful dialogue. Seeking understandin and buiding up new relationships is goal for this series.

Thursday evenings starting with dinner at 6:00 p.m. You are welcome to attend one or all of the events.The cost is $20 per person or $35 per couple.

Reservations are required. 217-523-0901 or email.

September 7, 2017
November 2, 2017
January 18, 2018
March 15, 2018

 

Ah Day of Quiet
March 27, 2018

Throught the year, we reserve a day for you to come to Chiara Center and reflect on God's goodness in life. Arrive at 9:00 a.m. and leave by 3:00 p.m. refrshed and filled with peace. The day includes a delicous lunch. Massages and appointments with spiritual directors are also available and are requested at the time of registration.

If you unable to attend on these dates, you may arrange your own day of quiet. Please contact us.

Reservations are required. 217-523-0901 or email.

$20 per person.

 
APRIL

Spirituality in Health Care Conference
April 20, 2017

This annual conference, co-sponsored by Chiara Center and Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS), addresses where God may be found in health care, how to be faithful in the midst of suffering and tremendous change, and how to find transcendent meaning in the health care profession. It will help participants identify the cuases and symptoms of secondary stress and recognize its dangers. Through sound psychology and spiritual truths, Dr. Robert Wicks and Stephen Dynako will set the stage for personal transformation and explore tools and techniques to promote mindfulness and self-care amont health care providers.

Continuing education contact hours are available from several accrediting agencies.     

Click here for a brochure and registration form. JUNE

Silent Directed Retreat
June 25, 2017 - June 30, 2017

This Directed Retreat includes solitude and  prayer and  one-on-one daily session with a Spiritual Director. You will be wrapped in the quiet, healing, and harmony of God's presence at Chiara Center. Retreatants may choose three, four, or five days of retreat. The retreat fee is all inclusive of guest room, meals, spiritual direction and spiritual resources.

Pre-registration and payment are required two weeks prior to the retreat.

Click here for a brochure and registration form.

 

 



JULY

Ah Day of Quiet
July 17, 2017

Throught the year, we reserve a day for you to come to Chiara Center and reflect on God's goodness in life. Arrive at 9:00 a.m. and leave by 3:00 p.m. refrshed and filled with peace. The day includes a delicous lunch. Massages and appointments with spiritual directors are also available and are requested at the time of registration.

If you unable to attend on these dates, you may arrange your own day of quiet. Please contact us.

Reservations are required. 217-523-0901 or email.

$20 per person.

Silent Directed Retreat
October 22, 2017 - October 27, 2017

This Directed Retreat includes solitude and  prayer and  one-on-one daily session with a Spiritual Director. You will be wrapped in the quiet, healing, and harmony of God's presence at Chiara Center. Retreatants may choose three, four, or five days of retreat. The retreat fee is all inclusive of guest room, meals, spiritual direction and spiritual resources.

Pre-registration and payment are required two weeks prior to the retreat.

Click here for a brochure and registration form.


 

 

 


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